Jancis Robinson / Minervois 2008

2012-09-19 Jancis Robinson

17/20
Syrah, Grenache, matured for 24 months in 600-litre demi muids. Dark crimson. Not a lot on the nose – just a murmur of fruit and graphite. Concentrated on the palate, dark fruit with a firm handshake of tannin. Liquorice and peppercorns, with a dark undertow of plums and wild fragrant herbs. Almost slightly salty. Tea leaves (again) on the finish. Tannins are smooth and gently strong. Grows and opens in the glass, fruit becomes sweeter and more generous. (TC)